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Part Two: Hang in There…Have a Little Bach

This is part 2 of the “Hang in there, spring is coming” series.  Bach is cheerful, and this is a cheerful version of a movement from the 3rd Brandenburg concerto featuring Punch Brothers and multi-instrumentalist Rob Moose on violin.

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Desert Island Recordings

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Coming together in pain and hope

I remember after Sept 11 2001 how the country came together in pain and patriotism, and now I am seeing a similar thing, but this time it’s hope and patriotism. We need these family reunions from time to time, I … Continue reading

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The Sussex Carol

I wish I could have gone to church this morning, and I wish I could have gone to my other church’s children’s Christmas play this afternoon. Instead I’m home in my jammies and slippers, feeling rather horrible. Voice over: We … Continue reading

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Musical Goodness to Share

Earlier I mentioned the new Yo-yo Ma and Friends album, Songs of Joy and Peace. Alison Krauss and Yo-yo Ma were on the CBS Early Show this morning and performed their song from the album, the Wexford Carol, which is … Continue reading

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Classic Christmas Music to the Rescue, 2008 Edition

The Christmas spirit doesn’t descend upon me until later in the month, but the decorating rolls around before that.   And I do love the tree and the garlands and the candles and all that once they’re in place. Must get … Continue reading

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Here’s a Little Bach to Lighten the Mood

Having been in rant mode for the last few posts, I think it’s time to throw out some pretty music.   Here’s a beautiful mandolin and mando-cello duet arrangement of part of the Bach Goldberg variations. And I understand that the … Continue reading

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